I discovered my high school artwork again! It was in a book the high school yearbook team did, called Why Run when You Can Walk? It feels really awesome when one of my artworks was submitted into the book! :) Never know what I can find in my old art portfolio...buried treasures!
I completed my paint outside the box project for Design II! My theme was the rainforest, with three types of macaw parrots relaxing in the golden branches of the tropics!! I'm considering this drawing to be a submission for my last art competition at MGCCC next year! :) #macawparrots#possiblesubmission#artcompetition2018#drawing#art
My drawing of Peanut, my little rabbit muse, and one of my best Christmas trees I ever drew! :) An early start to be in the holiday spirit! Christmas is absolutely my favorite holiday in the world!! #christmastree#drawing#coloredpencils#art
This is my abstract pressed landscape example for my group project in Art with Elementary! We were assigned different parts, luckily for me I got the illustration example and budget part lol. :) This was the inspiration for the follow up of my own painting for fun, Underwater Paradise!
I certainly hope Sunset Flames will get a good grade! I believe I did very great with this piece!
My first time painting an octopus turned out successfully! Yay! :) And I believe I did really well my first time painting clownfish and jellyfish as well. I also practiced shading in the coral before in the past, which totally pays off in this piece! :) And for the background, I did a technique called abstract pressed landscape. Basically you take the piece of paper, fold it in half...and then once you unfold it, you choose the colors you want to be in your background. For my color palette, I chose ultramarine, silver, light green, dark green, white, and light blue to represent the ocean.
I folded the paper back again..and noticed the new texture. I believe it turned out really cool! This painting was inspired from a Art with Elementary project I was working on!
An emotional piece for me. The emphasis on the bright colors and my paint strokes will say how I am a person. I am a young woman with high functioning Autism. I used to think that my disability would make me stand out with other people in a negative light. I have been shy, awkward, bullied, and most of all...I had and still have trouble interacting socially, and have trouble with subjects, especially English and Math for years on end.
I lacked any self-esteem, my outlet of communciation is art. It emphasizes my feelings, my thoughts, my words, my point of view of seeing the world. When I was handed a paintbrush at three years old, it changed my life forever for the better and more wonderfully!
I went from a mute, three year old little girl.and overcoming struggles in secondary school, with no hope for the future...to a young 20 year old Fine Artist, who wants to help others around her who are going through similar situations I am. I want to be a positive change in the world, I want my art to be something the young generation will say, "I want to be just like her! I want her to be my mentor!" I no longer think of my Autism as a disability. I think of it as an ABILITY to be a unique individual, be a stronger fighter and a beautiful, honest person.
Artism is just the first of my Autism awareness paintings born when I was depressed, and it made me realize I want to do a lot more...to bring my disability to light with you all and with my other peers disabilities!
Made my own drawing to say...Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family, friends, and followers here on Instagram! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :) And my reasons of being thankful is this: thankful to have my own art skill and potential, the faith of God, wonderful family support, having awesome friends, and having followers like you that support my content!
One of the most detailed and hard drawings I have ever done lol. This is a bird mosaic that my aunt has! And during my visit, I drew and colored this beauty! :) I love how it turned out, but it made me cross-eyed! Lol.
This cute little caterpillar has a very important message behind it! I created Pilly when I was going through a period of darkness, self-doubt, and still struggling with depression. It started with a happy accident, playing around with a penny covered in green paint...and next thing I knew, Pilly is becoming more and more alive as more palette knives, cotton swabs, and brushes were added to the mix!
A practice session with sgrafitto turns into a wonderful Christmas painting! :) I am really proud of getting better with my sgrafitto...the background reminds me of Northern Lights! For the background, I used blue, green, blue green and white! :) I also used cotton swabs for the tree, ornaments, star, and the snow!
And I wanted to make it interesting by adding all the colors of the color wheel...the primary, secondary and tertirary! :) You can find those colors by looking at the ornaments! I hope you guys love and enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it! <3
A drawing of an art gallery I have been to recently for a school trip! :) I was in awe of my other fellow Mississippian artists this year! The Ocean Springs Art Association exhibit had amazing paintings, sculptures, and potteries! I just had to draw my experience first walking in...and being proud as an artist!
I can't wait to have my own exhibit or gallery one day...I can only do things one step at a time! :) #gallery#bouquet#drawing#pastels#art
Another drawing of a beautiful butterfly! The title is inspired of seeing this particular butterfly who flew away to this bright patch of grass and flowers! And because Miley Cyrus's Butterfly Fly Away song is appropriate for theme of my drawing! :) #butterfly#butterflyflyaway#drawing#pastels#art
Hi everyone! This is Mags here! :) I wanted to show you my face, and to show that my Elephant Inferno is hanging in the gallery! I am really, really humbled to be geting closer to the end! My first art degree will be in my hands!
This is my first come back to painting again! After a long hiatus, I am back to painting again!!! Blossoming Cherries symbolizes my passion for vibrant colors, my outlook of peace and zen like the actual cherry blossom tree, and to expand my abstract approach of painting, inspired by Jackson Pollock! :) It's one of my favorite paintings so far!
I made this for all of my twitter followers, which is nearly reaching 5K! Incredible opportunity and so thankful for all my followers on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram! :) If you would like to follow me on Twitter, follow me at magsrussell15!! #rabbit#twitter#4Kfollowers#closeto5K#drawing#art
I made a surprise gift to all of my Instagram followers!!! It really is amazing to see that 370+ people love my own art!!! Thank you from the bottom of my art! Thank you for including me in the art community here on Insta! :) I look forward to inspire, spread positivity, joy, happiness, and then some through my artwork!
I am so happy to know that a lot of people come to my art for solace, comfort, and smile every time they see my art! I am really honored that you guys are liking, commenting, and following me!!! I look forward to more newcomers in the future! :) I drew Peanut, my little muse, helping me with this follower gift! He and I, once again, say thank you from the bottom of the heart! <3 Cheers to more art, more vibrant colors, more therepeutic expression, and positive vibes from a small, Southern artist! Love ya'll!
I drew another wonderful scene for Artism and Me! Charlotte and Sean are swinging on the swings, and Peanut decided to have some fun in the sand box! :) I love doing these illustrations each day, it's another step forward to my first book being complete!
This is my other of my favorites for my recent Design assignment! This final part was to make a painting out of different materials and textures! I used bubble wrap for the clouds, bushes, and pumpkins! I used paintbrushes for the branches, and pumpkin stems! I used impasto for the main bark of the tree, and the last thing is I used quarters for the texture of the grass, and the moon! :) It's basically my own artsy way of saying, Happy Halloween! Lol!
One of my favorite parts of my recent assignment! I made five texture pieces altogether, three were for practice, and two are my all time favorites! The Elephant March is one of those two favorites! :) I used a quarter, bubble wrap, paint strokes, and impasto to make the elephant shape! I think I really like this style so much I can make more in the future!